Episode #3400

Traditional Folk Music Gone Global

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tonight on New Sounds, hear some contemporary works that draw on the folk traditions of America, Albania, Armenia and sometimes intersect. From composer Eve Beglarian, listen to her piece, “I’m Worried Now But I Won't Be Worried Long,” which comes from the Mississippi Delta Blues, but its melody is a traditional Armenian folk song.  The song is part of her “River Project,” a trip she traveled the length of the Mississippi River by bike and kayak. 

Plus, from the Armenian master of the duduk, Djivan Gasparyan, hear the traditional tune called “Apricot Tree,” on which Eve Beglarian based her work.  Also, there’s music from the Albanian-Swiss singer Elina Duni and her quartet.  Perhaps there will also be music drawing from Appalachian tunes by Paul Lansky, and an Icelandic-American collaboration based on an old Icelandic folk song as well.

PROGRAM #3400, Traditional Folk Music Gone Global  (First aired on 11/27/2012)                                              





BRIM Eve Beglarian & Mary Rowell

River Project

Beglarian: I’m worried now, but I won’t be worried long, excerpt [1:30]

Elina Duni Quartet

Matane Malit

Ka nje mot [5:06]

ECM 2277

Susanne Abbuehl, feat. Michel Portal, clarinet


Black is the color... [4:20]

ECM 1906

Djivan Gasparyan

Moon Shines at Night

Apricot Tree (Tsirani Tsar) [10:31]

Gyroscope/Caroline #CAROL-6604. try or Sterns Music
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BRIM Eve Beglarian & Mary Rowell

River Project

Beglarian: I’m worried now, but I won’t be worried long [5:56]

Charley Patton

Best of Charley Patton

Down The Dirt Road Blues, excerpt [:24]

Shanachie /Yazoo YAZ-2069
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The Carter Family

The Very Best Of


Worried Man Blues, excerpt [1:00]

Goldenlane, available at

BRIM Eve Beglarian & Mary Rowell

River Project

Wayfaring Stranger, arr. Beglarian (live at Roulette, 16 Oct 2010   [5:00]

See above.

Elina Duni Quartet

Matane Malit

Vajze e valeve [5:28]

See above.

Valgeir Sigurðsson, feat. Sam Amidon

“Draumalandið” (“Dreamland”)

Grýlukvæði [4:51]

Bedroom Community HVALUR8

Paul Lansky

Folk Images

Wayfaring Stranger [4:49]

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